Reports emanating from the British Press indicate that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to sell Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho to sign Odsonne Edouard from Celtic in the summer transfer window. It has been reported that Celtic value Edouard at £35 million, and that Leicester are planning to Iheanacho for £20 million to fund a move for the Frenchman this summer.
Throughout the season, something in me has always believed that Brendan Rodgers only pumps Iheanacho up to raise his game to such a level so that his market value can appreciate and then the club can sell him on. I don’t think deep inside he will ever believe in Iheanacho. But I may be totally wrong.
Earlier in the season when Iheanacho was hardly making match day squad, Coach Brendan said the Super Eagles striker 'trains like an animal' and that when the time comes, he would come.
And indeed Iheanacho has come good having scored 8 goals and provided 4 assists in 18 games across all competitions this season.
Iheanacho has now proven himself as a veritable striker, one sharp enough to cut it at the highest level. For me, Ithink the 2013 U-17 World Cup winner should cash in on his own new found form and push to move to a club where he is definitely guaranteed playing time.
Iheanacho is too good to be playing second fiddle with Jamie Vardy not showing any signs of relinquishing the number 9 position at the club anytime soon.